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    New Cast Join Affleck, Cavill in Superman/Batman Flick

    Director Zack Snyder has added Oscar-winning character actress Holly Hunter to the cast of the still untitled Superman/Batman movie that Warner Bros. has wisely pushed back to May 6, 2016. He has also cast muscled action players Callan Mulvey ("300: Rise of an Empire") and Tao Okamoto ("The Wolverin...

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    Niche Doc On-Demand Release Targets Batman Fans (VIDEO)

    Documentaries lend themselves to targeted niche marketing and, as "Detropia" proved last year, self-distribution. All you need is a subject with a defined fan base. Funded by more than 1,000 Kickstarter donors, Brett Culp's "Legends of the Knight" is a case in point. Relying on community support wi...

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    Oscar Nominee Christian Bale Holds His Roles to a High Standard, from 'American Hustle' to 'Out of the Furnace,' on DVD/Blu-ray March 11

    Christian Bale has shown intensity, shape-shifting and commitment in roles that are more consistently memorable than most actors can claim over a long career. He doesn't agree-- a sign of the high standards to which he holds himself. Clearly he knows how to pick roles-- and deliver. He finally lande...

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    Will Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor in 'Batman vs. Superman' Invigorate the Franchise?

    I have no problem with this morning's news that Jesse Eisenberg is set to play Lex Luthor in Zack Snyder's "Batman vs. Superman," and Jeremy Irons will take over fellow senior Brit Michael Caine's role as Bat butler Alfred. At least--as the vociferous Twitter reaction indicates--Eisenberg represents...

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    Bond, Dracula, Batman & More: Who Played These 10 Iconic Characters Best?

    This past weekend saw the release of "Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit," the latest film to feature Tom Clancy's CIA analyst. It's probably fair to say that the film didn't live up to Paramount's expectations as a franchise re-starter, opening in fourth at the box office with a disappointing $15 million, a...

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    Gal Gadot of 'Fast and Furious' Franchise Is Wonder Woman in 'Batman vs. Superman' UPDATED

    UPDATE: Actress Gal Gadot has been cast as Wonder Woman in Zack Snyder's "Batman vs. Superman." Gadot is best known for her role as Gisele in "Fast & Furious," "Fast Five" and this past summer's "Furious 6."

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    Quentin Tarantino Adds New Movie to Ten Best, Defends 'The Lone Ranger' UPDATE (TRAILER)

    Quentin Tarantino has spoken up about his picks for his recent list of the Top 10 Films of 2013 (So Far). And he keeps elaborating. Now at the Busan Film Festival, he's adding a new pick. It's Israeli film "Big Bad Wolves."

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    WATCH: Ben Affleck Talks Batman Casting, and Being Humbled by Internet Reactions

    Ben Affleck finally opened up about being cast as Batman on last night's "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon." The actor-director, who took home a Best Picture Oscar for "Argo" earlier this year, said he initially thought he could handle the inevitable backlash to the news of him donning the Bat Suit. But...

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    Who Said It: Shakespeare or Batman?

    Separating superhero idiom from Elizabethan verse isn't as easy as it sounds.

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    More Details on Ben Affleck in Snyder's Superman/Batman UPDATED

    Ben Affleck would not play Batman unless he had a role in how this script turns out. He will have a strong hand at Warner Bros., which backed him on "The Town" and the Oscar-winning "Argo." If this works out he could have a major franchise to play with for years ahead. Affleck tends to do better as ...

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